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Kavvayi Backwater

Kavvayi backwaters, an inspiring stretch of water body in the region of Kannur could perhaps be your next holiday destination in India. Like the backwaters down in the south of Kerala, Kavvayi backwaters located in the northern region of Kerala too have their own unique attractions and elements which can easily make you fall in love with the place.

One of the most tranquil places in Kerala, Kavvayi backwaters gives you an opportunity to step in one of the country boats and relax whilst enjoying the richness and lavishness of surrounding greenery. You can also unwind yourself by taking a walk along the beautiful land which fringes the Kavvayi backwaters.

Locally known as Kavvayi Kayal, this lesser known backwater destination is the result of five rivers of Kerala including Kuniyan, Kuppithodu, Vannathichal, Kankol, Kayyavi River and its tributaries. The backwater stretch of Kavvayi is full of interesting and captivating experiences and sights, which keep preventing your level of interest from hitting a low.

Another interesting sight which you will encounter while enjoying your ride in Kavvayi backwaters is of nearly 6 – 7 small and big islands, which looking astonishing in the water.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Kavvayi backwaters is Karipur International Airport which is located at a distance of 154 Km from Kavvayi. On reaching here, you can hire a taxi or board a train to reach Kavvayi backwaters.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Payyannur located at a distance of about 3 Km.

By Road

There is a well-developed road network in Kannur region and you can easily find buses plying to Kavvayi from several nearby town and cities.

Climatic Conditions and Best time to Visit

The monsoons are not ideal time to visit the place as it receives very heavy rainfall while summers a bit hot during the months of May and June. October, from where the winters start till March is the best season to visit Kavvayi backwaters.